Bryan Colangelo talks about the trade with the New Orleans Hornets, which sheds light on expiring deals in the NBA. And, most importantly, Rick Kamla and Dennis Scott discuss the fantasy implications.
Rookie Ed Davis embarks on a rehabilitation and conditioning assignment.
As ESPN's Bill Simmons notes in his NBA Western Conference retro preview, Colangelo had a choice between paying Beasley $11 million for two years (with a qualifying offer of $8.1 million in 2012-13) or signing Amir Johnson for $34 million for five years … and chose Johnson!? Did he suffer a head injury right before the 2006 draft and not tell us?
Would you have guessed the Raptors were among the surprise teams of the young season? Basketball-Reference.com thinks so.
The Raptors move up one spot in Courtside Analyst's NBA Power Index and Basketball-Reference.com's Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings. They've also moved up quite a bit in the NBeh? blog's team stats update.